Today is a work from home day. I deal with a lot of the behind the scenes details of our business, DTL Herbs LTD. So, a lot of business is dealt with from home.
And today I needed to mail out flyers to local organizations regarding our last herb presentations for 2012 series. Although we have a lot of bookings already and most organizations have had their guest speakers already booked at this point, we discovered last year, that often, for whatever reason, a speaker has to cancel and the organization is left without anyone. So, sending out these last minute reminders often results in some extra speaking engagements for us.
Are you wondering what kind of places we speak at? Here is just an example:
- Garden Clubs
- Extension Programs
- High Schools
- Other Various Clubs
We do have a bulk email list that we contact people through but, I also find it very effective to actually mail out flyers. There is something about having the tangible information right in your hand.
So, today is an old fashion, stuff and address envelopes business day. Since I do so much business via the internet or phone, this is a tedious job. But, it needs to be done.
To make it a bit more enjoyable, I decided to make a pot of tea and use a pretty teapot and teacup. It will be just a simple tea.
It feels like a yellow rose kind of day for tea. Whenever I have a working tea, I really like to have everything on a tray so I can easily move it out of my way if I need to.
This yellow rose teapot is one of my favorites. I just love the shape of it and it is a nice large pot. I often use it for coffee as well. It just depends on my mood.
I am using a teacup and saucer that I haven’t shown you yet. It was a gift from Troy this past Christmas.
The yellow roses are gorgeous and with the added brown leaf colors, it felt perfect for the Autumn season that is quickly approaching.
Being thrifty is even more important for me when it comes to our business. Every penny spent means I need to make at least 3 pennies to make up for it. But, at the same time, we pride ourselves on using top quality items. Although I can go to the dollar stores and buy envelopes, I try to find heavy weight business size envelopes in colors for correspondence.
One of the things I do is I wait for after Christmas clearance sales. I really like to buy up the green envelopes that are used with Christmas computer stationary. The green just goes well with our whole herb logo. But, I will buy other colors as well. I am out of green so, I am using the red envelopes. Using a color envelopes makes your letter stand out from all the other mail a person receives. And the weight and quality also stands out. Those are important factors to me. I don’t want my envelope to just get tossed out as junk mail.
Using small tips like this when you own your own small business can set you apart.
So, thank you for joining me for tea while I do some work. The break was much needed! I hope you have a wonderful day!